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Update: Finegold Takes Tewksbury, Wins New 2nd Essex & Middlesex District

Tewksbury has spoken, and incumbent Democrat Barry Finegold prevailed over Republican Sal DeFranco. Finegold took 6,478 votes to DeFranco’s 6,119 and at the end of the night held his seat, 54.3% to 45.7%.

Competition was fierce in town between Finegold and DeFranco for the newly redrawn 2nd Essex & Middlesex district, which includes Tewksbury and Wilmington as well as Andover, Merrimack, Amesbury and portions of Haverhill and North Andover.

Of 24,395 registered voters, 12,839 Tewksbury residents cast ballots, for a 56.63% turnout.

In Tewksbury, incumbent Democrat Tram Nguyen trailed Republican Jeff Dufour, who is also chair of the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee, in the race to represent the 18th Essex District, which includes portions of Tewksbury as well as Andover, Boxford and North Andover. Nguyen took 1,685 in-town votes to 1,822 for DuFour. However, she held her seat with 54.4% of the overall vote.

Tewksbury voters selected incumbent Democrat Dave Robertson over newcomer Republican Paul Sarnowski for the 19th Middlesex race, 4,184 to 3,469. It was Robertson 55.6% to Sarnowski’s 44.4%.

Tewksbury’s third rep, Vanna Howard, was unopposed for her 17th Middlesex seat.

Democratic Governor-elect Maura Healey and her running mate Kim Driscoll also carried Tewksbury, with 6,373 votes to 6,184 for Republicans Geoff Diehl and Leah Allen.

UPDATE: Unofficial Tewksbury results are here, including other statewide races. Town Clerk Denise Graffeo says that vote by mail ballots received back to the Town Clerk’s Office yesterday will be counted at a post election tabulation session on Monday, November 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Lorna is a 25-year resident of Tewksbury who has written for organizations ranging from the DIA to InformationWeek to a free weekly in New London that sent her to interview the pastry chef at Foxwoods.

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